“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“The Secret Lion” Author Alberto Álvaro Ríos tells this wonderfully conversational coming of age tale that is somewhat autobiographical. Ríos is an educator and an author, too, and still actively involved in the academic community. Check out his Web page: • Alberto...
“Secondhand Lions” and “The Secret Lion”

“The Man in the Moon”

As a film instructor, I’m often asked what my favorite films are. Frankly, I don’t have a favorite, but I do have a pretty short list of movies that I consider to be important contributions to the art form, and in some cases nearly flawless. “The Man in the Moon” is...
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short stories

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. short stories

We’ll read “The Lie” and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. And we’ll also watch “Examination Day” – an episode of “The Twilight Zone” – and “2081” – an adaptation of “Harrison Bergeron.”

A word about Skyward

A word about Skyward

Okay, okay. I’ll admit it: As a teacher, I despise Skynet… er, ah, Skyward. However, as a parent of an MTHS student, I love Skyward Family Access.
So, I understand that I’m trying to have it both ways when it comes to this wonderful, horrible Web tool. Of course I want to know how my son is doing in his classes, but I don’t want to be enslaved to updating Skyward on a daily basis for my students.
But, it’s more complicated than that. Let me explain…

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Parent/Guardian access to our classes

Accessing Student Online Systems at MTHS for Parents/Guardians Thanks to our former tech guru Christy Frary, here are the directions for you to follow if you want to observe your student’s work in any of my classes. It’s great and can really come in handy!...